Mola opened the ornate door for the party and gave them the key. Once inside they found a luxurious room, a large bed dominating the room with a massive headboard and ornately carved posts. There was also a chest at the foot of the bed with an iron lock worked in the likeness of a screaming face. A wardrobe of dark wood stands against a wall. There is also a bathtub freshly prepared as well as a painting over a desk.
Madmorsight walked into the room and was immediately overcome with a wash of extreme cold. So cold, that he had goosebumps. He is the only one who experiences this strange occurance. The party looked over the room and started to investigate. Sasha looked under the bed and did not find anything unusual. Madmorsight checked out the wardrobe unit, but only found towels inside of it. Beldet looked at the desk and also found nothing. Kyrs pulled out his lockset again and went to work on the chest. He succesfully picked it, and opened it slowly and carefully remembering the last time he opened a chest and got an arrow shot at him. This time, instead of finding a trap he found a rope ladder folded up inside the top of the chest and nothing else. Beldet stepped into the chest, and started jumping in it to see if there was a false panel or something. At that point he heard a whisper in his ear that sounded like, “stop it.” Beldet complied.
Sasha went and inspected the bathtub and noticed something in it with the water. A strange reddish plant that looked like seaweed. Elora and Madmorsight quickly identified it as such. Sasha stepped into the tub, and nothing happened. Sasha climbed into the chest, and the party closes the lid. Nothing happens. Kyrs tried the same with the wardrobe, again with no results. Beldet poured a little of his ale into the chest and again heard another voice from nowhere that says, “I want some.” Beldet looked to the painting, the man in it seemed to look at him.
The painting is of a man with a thick black beard and piercing green eyes. He stands at the bow of a shape brandishing a strange wavy bladed dagger. Lurking in the foam of the storm tossed sea, a gigantic creature rises up, it’s tentacles curled to strike. Beldet took the painting off the wall, layed it onto the green silken sheets of the bed and proceeded to dribble some ale onto the face of the man in the painting. He then heard another whisper, “Thank you.”
The party continued to look about the room and try other things with no luck. Elora then heard a disembodied voice say, “Post.” Elora says it outloud to the rest of the party. Kyrs announces, “Bedpost!” And the group each go to one of them. The post Beldet searched was loose, and he screwed off the top. None of the other posts share this feature. Beldet sees nothing, but sticks his fingers inside and finds a map rolled up and hidden inside.
Beldet went back to the painting to look for clues. They noticed that the name on the ship is Maybelleine – the same name that was mentioned in the song they heard earlier, The Tale of N’bod. Beldet once again heard a voice, it says, “look behind,” and trails off to nothingness. Beldet started to look behind him, then told the party what he heard. Sasha went to the painting and flipped it over. On the back she found a black cloth neatly tucked and folded. She took it, and unfolded it. When she did, she felt a strange tingling sensation as the cloth opened to show that it is a piece of black cloth about 2’ in diameter. She put her hand into it, and her hand went into the cloth as though it were a hole! She decided to climb into the hole herself, but before doing so Beldet tied his rope to her. She climbed inside and descended to to find everything completely jet black, as though she were blind. However, without a light source she could see floating in this void are nautical instruments, two torches, a shovel and a small box. There was also no air in this strange hole so she could not breathe and stay in for long. The hole seemed to be about 10’ deep. She came out of the hole and the party looked in the box finding little balls of wax. Sasha went back inside with Elora’s staff that she cast a light spell upon, but it provided no additional light in the hole. Everything in the hole could be seen, but everything else was pitch black.
The group continued to experiment with the items and the objects in the room. They end up putting the water from the bathtub into the strange hole they found, the water in the hole kept the same shape as the tub oddly enough. Sasha folded up the cloth and the tingling ceased, she kept the cloth.
They finally gave up looking for clues and trying to make something happen and decide to get some sleep, including the girls despite the deal they make. The group takes off their armor and retires for the evening in N’bod’s room.